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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 July 2017 at 20:49)
Part 3 Introductory note
Introductory note.
 This Part makes the Chief Executive responsible for identifying (where this is possible) habitat that is critical to the survival of endangered species, populations and ecological communities, or critically endangered species and ecological communities (that is, those species, populations and ecological communities listed for the time being in Schedule 1 or 1A) and for recommending to the Minister that the habitat so identified be declared critical habitat. The Chief Executive must consult with the Scientific Committee before preparing a recommendation and must have regard to any advice given by the Scientific Committee concerning identification of critical habitat.
Division 1 describes the process by which critical habitat is identified by the Chief Executive and declared by the Minister and makes provision for public participation in that process.
Division 2 deals with the preparation, publication and other dissemination of maps of critical habitat, and the maintenance of a register of critical habitat by the Chief Executive.
An offence relating to the damaging of critical habitat is contained in the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. That Act also makes it an offence for a person to damage the habitat of a threatened species, population or ecological community.